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2013 New Year Letter from Angela Zhang

Publish Date: 2013-09-09
Happy Chinese New Year!
           新春愉快!

          As the club president, you must be very busy helping your club members to learn and grow. Wish you enjoy this wonderful learning journey. I still remember, when I was the club president in 2008-2009, I was almost the youngest officer in my team. My club almost died one year ago, so when I took over the president role, I knew I have a lot to go. I always believe that, the best way to learn, is to learn from the best. I took my club members to visit different clubs in my city, to watch the Division Contests in Hong Kong, and to join the District Conference. You can imagine, when my fellow members came back from those events, how excited they were. They were inspired by the excellent people on the stage, and the passion from other members in the community. When they grew up, it's much easier for me to lead the club.
       作为俱乐部的主席,您一定在忙于帮助俱乐部和会员成长。希望你充分享受这个成长之旅。我还记得,2008-2009年当我还是俱乐部主席的时候,我几乎是俱乐部干部团队里面最年轻的,而我的俱乐部在过去的一年差点歇业,所以当我接受任命的时候,我知道我还有很长的一段路要走。我始终相信,最好的学习方式,就是向最好学习。于是,我带我的俱乐部会员去向不同的俱乐部学习、到香港看比赛、参加大区峰会。你可以想象,当我的会员从这些活动回来的时候,他们有多么的兴奋!他们被台上杰出的会员所鼓舞,更从TM这个大家庭的不同成员那里吸收到了力量。而当他们成长了,我做主席,就容易多了!

          I asked my mentor Kevin Zou, the IPP at that time, how to know if I am successful as a club president? He said, your success is my success. So if you want to be successful, make sure your successors be successful. I keep those words in my heart from then on.
         我曾经问我的导师Kevin Zou,当时的上任主席,我怎么才知道作为一个主席,我是否成功了呢?他说:你的成功就是我的成功。所以,如果你想成功,你就要想尽办法让你的接任者成功。他的这番话,多年以来一直放在我的心里。

          Dear club Presidents, yes, it's not easy to do the job. You need to devote your time, your energy to serve the club and members. However, you set the tone of your club. You could be positive or negative. You could be happy or unhappy when facing difficulties. How you act represents who you are, and represents the club culture in the end. I encourage you to take this great opportunity as a club president to learn how to deal with people, how to deal with difficulties, how to lead and create a dynamic culture in your club with passion and love. So that when you finish your president role, you are proud to say, I am successful, because I made a successful team in my club!
          各位亲爱的俱乐部主席,是的,做主席不是一件容易的事情。你需要花时间、精力去为俱乐部和会员服务。但是,你的个人魅力为整个俱乐部设定了基调。你可以积极,也可以消极。面对困难的时候,你可以快乐也可以沮丧。你如何面对事情反映了你是一个怎么样的人,逐渐的,也变成了整个俱乐部文化的一部分。在此,我鼓励你好好的利用作为俱乐部主席的这样一个机会,学习如何与人打交道,学习如何面对困难,如何领导,如何用激情和爱给俱乐部打造一个独特的文化。这样,当你完成了你的俱乐部主席使命的时候,你将可以骄傲的说,我很成功,因为我给我的俱乐部打造了一个很强的团队!

         The club President role is just a start in the Toastmasters leadership journey. You could become the area governor, division governon and district governor or more, as long as you keep growing and achieving here. Reserve the date May 24th(Fri) for yourself and join the District Council meeting, you would be proud of being part of it, because this is the moment that you could be inspired by the candidates who are willing to serve in our community. And most important of all, you're going to be on the stage, ONE DAY!
         俱乐部主席,仅仅是Toastmasters领导力旅程的一个开始,只要你愿意持续成长和帮助大家成长,你以后将可以成为小区区长、中区区长、大区区长,甚至更多。别忘了把5月24日(周五)这个日子预留下来,参加我们大区的工作会议。你将为自己可以参与其中而感到骄傲,因为在这个工作会议里,你将看到那些志愿为Toastmaster服务的候选人的风采。更重要的是,总有一天,你将成为那个站在台上的人!

          Here I attached the Guangzhou Conference Promotion video, the interview for Jana in 2008, and 2 club newsletters for your reference. Also, the Education and Training awards for 2011-2012 has been sent to your Division Governors already. Please make sure to get your awards from them.
          在这里,我把广州峰会、2008年Jana做全球主席的访问,和两个做的比较好的俱乐部报刊分享给大家。另外,2011-2012年度的所有奖品已经送到各位中区长手中,如果您还没有拿到,请与中区长联系。

          I look forward to seeing you soon in the District Council meeting on May 24th!
          期待5月24日在大区的工作会议中看到你!

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